QAIS stands for Quran, Arabic, and Islamic Studies and is composed of the following Subjects:

Quran: This subject covers quran memorization and recitation.

Arabic:   Students study from the “I Love Arabic” series.  They learn how to read, write, and speak Arabic.

Islam: Students study from the “I Love Islam” series.  They learn about the pillars of faith the details of Islam, including the prophets’ stories.


 Islamic Studies : Mrs. Shiam Harsho

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About Me:  

I am so excited to have the opportunity to teach your child this year at As-Sabeel Academy.  I have a Bachelors degree in English Literature and a Masters in Literary Studies. I taught for four years at the University of Aleppo in Syria. I also taught Arabic and Islamic Studies for two years at Dearborn elementary school in Michigan. Previously, I taught at the ISG weekend school, and I have helped with organizing and teaching in the ISG Summer School Program. I enjoy teaching and working with young children. I am married and have two children: Sara and Omar.

My personal mission is to ensure that your child develops a desire to learn about Islam and Arabic language.  I want each child to be successful in this life and the hereafter.  By working with families, we can ensure that children feel ready to achieve their and our dreams.

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 Quran and  Arabic: Mrs. Alaa Chukri

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About Me:

My name is Alaa chukri. I have been always interested in working as a Quran teacher. I love working with children and I would like to seek the reward from Allah by helping raise a Muslim generation who would carry the flag for Islam in the future.

In my childhood I used to attend lectures in the Masjid with my Muslim friends, and in my teens years I started to help teaching Qur’an and Islamic studies to young kids. My middle and high schools were Islamic schools which concentrated heavily on Islamic studies besides the regular studies taught in normal public schools.

By the help of Allah I was able to get an IJAZAH in reading the Qur’an in 2005, right before I got married and moved to the US. Since then I have been volunteering in weekend Islamic schools including my work as a teacher assistant at Dar Al-huda School in Michigan and as a teacher for Level 1 at the ISG weekend school.

My ultimate objective from teaching at an Islamic school is attain Allah’s satisfaction and to help raise a righteous Muslim Ummah, which starts from the early childhood years, because things learned at childhood are like the words carved on stones, they stay with the person through life.

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Quran, Arabic, and Islamic Studies: Mrs. Yara Ibrahim

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About Me:

As -Salamo alykom, my name is Yara Ibrahim. I live in Greenville, SC.  I grew up in Cairo, Egypt, where I went to the Business school at Ain Shams University and received my Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Alhamdullah I was blessed to be raised in an Islamic school that allowed me to study Quran and Islamic Studies from Kindergarten up to High school.  Also being in such a wonderful Islamic environment made me realize how important the Islamic atmosphere is for kids.

In 2005 I was a Quran and Islamic Studies teacher at Dar Al Hijra Institute and a Quran teacher at Hafsa Masjid in Egypt. When I came to the United States I became the Principal of the weekend school at the Islamic Society of Clemson for four years, and I was teaching Quran and Tajweed as well at this time.

I’ve always had the dream to see the Muslim Ummah rise again like it used to be in its golden ages, and to see Muslims Successful and creative in all fields of life.  But at the same time I dream to see Muslims having true understanding of their religion and to have the book of Allah and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammed PBUH as their guide.

I strongly believe that by teaching our beloved kids at As-Sabeel Academy and by offering them a strong religious and academic foundation we all will be able to see a great Muslim generation that is capable to fulfill their dreams with strong faith and great success.

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Arabic Studies: Mrs. Nagwa Salime

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About Me: 

My name is Nagwa Salime. I am so excited to join As-Sabeel Academy as a QAIS teacher. I have a Bachelor degree in French Language and a graduate diploma in education from the Faculty of Arts at Benha University in Egypt.

I have worked as an Arabic and Quran teacher at the Clemson Weekend School for 5 years. Additionally, I have volunteered at As-Sabeel Academy as a substitute teacher.My most recent job was a teacher assistant at SHARE Head Start Center.

This summer I received an Ijaza in Quran recitation, alhamdulillah. I am lucky that I grew up in an Islamic environment and very happy to be part of the As-Sabeel Academy family.  I look forward to teaching your children to grow and maintain our great Islamic values.

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